The Podiatry Board of Australia’s (Board) Professional capabilities for podiatrists and Professional capabilities for podiatric surgeons (professional capabilities) identify the knowledge, skills and professional attributes needed to safely and competently practise as a podiatrist or podiatric surgeon in Australia.
They describe the threshold or minimum level of professional capability needed for registration as a podiatrist or podiatric surgeon.
The professional capabilities came into effect on 1 January 2022.
The video below introduces and provides an overview of the professional capabilities.
The professional capabilities can be downloaded from the table below.
To help practitioners understand the new professional capabilities, the Board has prepared some useful FAQs.
Podiatry competency standards (241 KB,PDF)
On 1 January 2022, the Podiatry competency standards were replaced by the Professional capabilities for podiatrists.